Title: Bankless Sponsored (IRL) Events
We propose that Bankless sponsor IRL events in major cities, thereby allowing Bankless Members to meet, discuss & build-on shared ideas, and ultimately, move the Bankless DAO’s mission forward.
Bankless DAO’s NYC Chapter has already hosted three meet-ups, proving that there’s real demand for IRL gatherings. At these meet-ups, which frequently have more than 20 Bankless members in attendance, we discuss the crypto space at-large, share information & updates, and encourage further DAO participation & contribution. While these gatherings have been relatively small to-date, our momentum is building, as seen by our now 30-plus member NYC Chapter Telegram group. This increased engagement & interest has led us to discuss the possibility of holding larger events at proper venues, where we could host guest speakers, organize launch-parties & networking events, create pop-up NFT galleries, and so on.
The initial and overarching goal would be to fortify relationships between members of local Bankless DAO Chapters. This bond can already been seen within our NYC Chapter, as many of us are now on a first name basis and collaborating on various projects.
Other uses could include broader networking events, which would allow us to bring together the NYC Chapter with other NYC-based crypto communities and projects, providing us with an opportunity to share the DAO’s mission and recruit, as well as develop leverageable cross-community relationships that spark collaboration.
As these events grow in size and notoriety, we’d look to gain sponsorships from new and current Bankless sponsors, such as Gemini, Aave, and Uniswap. Uniswap, being located in NYC, could then, for example, hypothetically use our rented space for a Bankless-sponsored “V4” launch-party.
We could also host keynotes and fireside chats with influential people in the space, and live-stream it via a branded channel to increase awareness. We’d, of course, also have a Bankless branded backdrop as well.
Lastly, we could rent digital art galleries, and then, sponser, host and promote local NFT artists.
All of the above will help solidify the Bankless brand and ensure that the Bankless DAO is a well-known and respected organization within the tech and cultural hub that is New York City.
The demand for in-person events has increased since COVID causing people to want to network and meet people with similar ideas. I have seen this first hand going to Miami Crypto Week (Bitcoin conf was the largest event since the last super bowl), NYC Bankless DAO meetups and other tech events in the city. Events are slowly coming back but there is much greater demand for like minded people to meetup then supply of events. This is a chance for Bankless DOA to show that it is able to fill this gap by having events for members of the DAO and other DAOs can share ideas of building a bankless future. These events could be structured in the following way:
- Meetup and initial socialization
- Keynote speaker and Q&A
- More Socialization
To host these events in major cities, we would need to pay for a venue, food and drinks for all attendees. This could be paid for in the following ways:
- Have attendees pay (could generate profits to the DAO)
- Look for sponsors of IRL events from current show sponsors (Gemini, Aave, Uniswap, etc)
- Have low-key events that have no cost
- We may also want to pay / rent special locations. It could be very interesting to run BanklessDAO NFT pop-up shows in NYC spaces from somewhere like Parasol Projects
Bankless will be hosting these events. This would increase the DAO’s brand awareness and allow us to leverage the connections to bring to top tier speakers.
For each event the number of available tickets (paid or free) will be sold out. In the future we would like to track the number of new DAO members that are introduced to the DAO from these events.
Get feedback from you all, create a #NYC-events discord channel to start planning and submit a proposal to the DAO.
We are members of the NYC Bankless DAO chapter who want to host events with like minded individuals and promote the bankless DAO in our city and in others across the world!
- Host Bankless Sponsored Events for Bankless Members
- Host Bankless Sponsored Events open to anyone who is interested in becoming Bankless
- Host Bankless Events and look for sponsors
- Charge for Bankless Events (pontential revenue generator)
- Continue to just have low-key DOA meetups